Bulgarian Ethnic Party "Wins" Abroad

Politics | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgarian Ethnic Party "Wins" Abroad The Bulgarian Ethnic Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) with Ahmed Dogan (L) as a leader is the favourite of the Bulgarians abroad with some 62.32% of registered voter support. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia News Agency)

The Bulgarian Ethnic Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) is the favourite of the Bulgarians abroad with some 62.32% of registered voter support.

With about 60.17% of the election sections data processed, the Simeon II National Movement ranges second in the Bulgarians' political preferences. About 18.41% have backed up the ex-king's party.

Another 8.89% have supported the socialists' Coalition or Bulgaria, exit polls show. Democrats for Strong Bulgaria is backed by 5.59% of the voters abroad, while Union of Democratic Forces received 4.40%.

In the country MRF, which was Simeon's government junior coalition partner, ranks third with over 11% of the votes, according to the exit polls.

The formation is expected to gain from 27-28 MP seats in Parliament, up by 6-7 seats over the previous general assembly.
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